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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
10/17/1817 Syed Ahmad Khan, great social reformer, educationist, journalist, leader and one of the most eminent builders of modern India, was born in Delhi.
10/17/1859 Keshavlal Harshrai Dhruv, researcher and translator, was born.
10/17/1903 7th Madras Infantry was re-established as 67th Punjabi Infantary.
10/17/1906 Swami Ramtirtha, great social reformer and poet, died at the age of 33.
10/17/1915 Virendra Kumar Jain, great Hindi writer, was born in Mandsaur.
10/17/1919 The Khilafat Movement was launched under the leadership of Maulana Jauhar Ali, Maulana Shaukat Ali and Abdul Kalam Azad.
10/17/1920 Bhartiya Communist Party was formed at Tashkent with seven members including M.N. Roy, Birendra Chattopadhyay and Abani Mukherji.
10/17/1932 Rani Gaidinliu, freedom fighter, social reformer and political leader, was captured by the British army.
10/17/1940 Mahatma Gandhi called for Individual Satyagrah and Vinoba Bhave started it.
10/17/1949 The Constituent Assembly of India adopted Article 370 of the Constitution making special provisions for J&K.
10/17/1970 Anil Radhakrishna Kumble, cricketer (great Indian leg spinner since 1990), was born in Bangalore.
10/17/1979 Mother Teresa, social worker, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
10/17/1979 Supreme Court stays the execution of all death sentences.
10/17/1990 S. Bangarappa sworn in as CM of Karnataka following revocation of President's rule.
10/17/1994 Kapil Dev's last one-day international vs West Indies.
10/17/1994 Seshan's controversial biography ''DMK'' obtains stay.
10/17/1995 BJP withdraws support to Mayavati Government in Uttar Pradesh. UP Governor Motilal Vohra accepts the resignation of Mayawati and her cabinet but asks her to continue as caretaker government. BJP's top brass takes the final decision to break with the BSP.
10/17/1996 President's rule reimposed in U.P.
10/17/1997 Prime Minister lays foundation stone of the Science City being set up at Jalandhar, Punjab.
10/17/1997 SEBI asks investors to adopt paperless trading through depository.
10/17/1998 Nine women are buried alive as the roof of the 200-year-old Balaji temple in Varanasi's Ramghat area caves in.
10/17/1999 Chiranjeev Milkha Singh won the Lexus International Golf tournament in Bangkok.
10/17/1999 Dingko Singh won the bantam weight gold while Services' Ramanand was adjudged the best boxer in the National Boxing championship which concluded in Shimla.
10/17/1999 Indian men bagged bronze in the Asian team chess championship in Shenyang.


Other Historical Dates and Events
3/5/1868Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatwadekar alias Save Dada, who filmed the felicitation function of Wrangler R. P. Paranjapye, was born. This film was titled as ""The Fresh Indian Regular of Cambridge University."" He was the First Short Documentary Film Maker of India.
4/26/1841Bombay Gazette begins publishing on silk.
12/20/1999Mulayam Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party Chief, opposes signing of CTBT.
3/28/1991Chautala asked by Governor to prove his majority on the floor of the house.
9/12/1992Mallikarjun Bhimramayya Mansoor, famous Hindustani classical vocalist of Jaipur Gharana, died in Dharward, Karnataka at the age of 81 years.
11/1/1974Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman, cricketer (Indian Test batsman v S Africa 1996 ), was born in Hyderabad.
4/5/1961Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited was established in New Delhi by Indian Government for allopathic drugs.
8/17/1994Opposition ends Parliament boycott.
6/29/1857Battle at Chinhat (Indies rebel under Barkat Ahmed beat British).
4/6/1897Gandhiji submits long memorial to Chamberlain, Secretary of State for Colonies, regarding landing incidents background. Carries on programme of petitioning local and Imperial authorities, as well as of communicating with British and Indian public men regarding discriminatory laws.